2022 Design Awards

Familial Traditions is beautiful Architecture with a striking “spirit of place”. In the same family for generations, the structure incrementally expanded apace with growing and changing needs. This renovation skillfully links existing

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Contract Documents

Contract Documents The documents produced by The American Institute of Architects are the most widely used standard form contracts in the construction industry. AIA contract documents are fair. In its contract documents, the AIA seeks to reflect an industry consensus, obtained from the advice of practicing architects, contractors, engineers, owners, surety bond producers, insurers, and […]

AIA Career Center

The facets of an architect’s role are as varied and fascinating as their designs; these are the professionals who lead the process of creating functional spaces, from concept to full realization of their projects. The AIA Career Center can help you jump start your career in architecture.

Continuing Education

The AIA recognizes that continuing education in architecture is crucial to advancing and improving the profession. Architects need continuing education to maintain competency, to prepare for the future, to fulfill the continuing education requirements for AIA membership, and frequently to renew state licensure.

What Is An Architect?

What is an architect? In short, an architect is a person who creates the design and plan for a building so that it can be turned into a real three-dimensional space. But what does that mean for someone looking to build a house? And, why would that person need to enlist the services of an architect?

The Craft of Architecture

When Ictinus designed the Parthenon in 447 BC, as chief builder or “architekton” in Greek, he sculpted full-size prototypes for the building components that would then be copied by masons to fabricate and assemble of the building. During the Renaissance, architects made great strides in developing accurate scale drawings of plans, elevations, perspectives, and scale wooden models.

2021 Design Awards

The stone farmhouse, circa 1790, is set against a natural backdrop at the intersection of two winding creeks. The owner loves the setting of the home, optimally positioned to embrace the surrounding natural environment. Within the original historic house, the rooms were small and separated from each other.

2020 Design Awards

The Nathan James House, built in 1888 for Mr. and Mrs. Nathan James, Esq., was designed by one of Philadelphia’s most revered 19th century architects, Milton Bean. It was originally constructed as a residential duplex, with the other half occupied by James’ son and daughter-in law.